Thundercat - It Is What It Is
Review: 5 - "A masterpiece of literature" by , written on May 4, 20020
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Thundercat - It Is What It Is

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    Thundercat's last album, 2017's "Drunk", is undeniably one of the greatest full-lengths of the past few years - a dizzyingly varied and mind-altering affair that mixed and matched styles to create thrilling new fusions of past and present sounds. He's at it again on this delayed follow-up "It Is What It Is", which was co-produced by Flying Lotus and includes an impressive cast-list of guests and collaborators (think Kamasi Washington, Ty Dolla Sign, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lil B and Louis Cole for starters). Musically it's impossible to pigeonhole - think rubbery 80s funk meets spiritual jazz meets reggae meets hip-hop meets experimental beats meets... you get the idea - and that makes for inspiring listening. Whether it's quite as good as "Drunk" is debatable, but it's certainly superb.

    140g Red Vinyl LP with obi-strip

    Side 1
    1. "Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26" (1:32)
    2. "Innerstellar Love" (2:30)
    3. "I Love Louis Cole" (feat Louis Cole) (3:26)
    4. "Black Qualls" (feat Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington & Childish Gambino) (3:09)
    5. "Miguel's Happy Dance" (2:14)
    6. "How Sway" (1:14)
    7. "Funny Thing" (1:59)
    Side 2
    1. "Overseas" (feat Zack Fox) (1:28)
    2. "Dragonball Durag" (3:03)
    3. "How I Feel" (1:05)
    4. "King Of The Hill" (2:48)
    5. "Unrequited Love" (3:15)
    6. "Fair Chance" (feat Ty Dolla Sign & Lil B) (3:58)
    7. "Existential Dread" (3:13)
    8. "It Is What It Is" (feat Pedro Martins) (2:22)

    Thundercat's last album, 2017's "Drunk", is undeniably one of the greatest full-lengths of the past few years - a dizzyingly varied and mind-altering affair that mixed and matched styles to create thrilling new fusions of past and present sounds. He's at it again on this delayed follow-up "It Is What It Is", which was co-produced by Flying Lotus and includes an impressive cast-list of guests and collaborators (think Kamasi Washington, Ty Dolla Sign, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lil B and Louis Cole for starters). Musically it's impossible to pigeonhole - think rubbery 80s funk meets spiritual jazz meets reggae meets hip-hop meets experimental beats meets... you get the idea - and that makes for inspiring listening. Whether it's quite as good as "Drunk" is debatable, but it's certainly superb.

    140g Red Vinyl LP with obi-strip

    Side 1
    1. "Lost In Space/Great Scott/22-26" (1:32)
    2. "Innerstellar Love" (2:30)
    3. "I Love Louis Cole" (feat Louis Cole) (3:26)
    4. "Black Qualls" (feat Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington & Childish Gambino) (3:09)
    5. "Miguel's Happy Dance" (2:14)
    6. "How Sway" (1:14)
    7. "Funny Thing" (1:59)
    Side 2
    1. "Overseas" (feat Zack Fox) (1:28)
    2. "Dragonball Durag" (3:03)
    3. "How I Feel" (1:05)
    4. "King Of The Hill" (2:48)
    5. "Unrequited Love" (3:15)
    6. "Fair Chance" (feat Ty Dolla Sign & Lil B) (3:58)
    7. "Existential Dread" (3:13)
    8. "It Is What It Is" (feat Pedro Martins) (2:22)